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Flashcards in Historical Background Names Deck (17):
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Cabeza de Vaca

Spanish explorer who came across Native Americans in the New World in the 1500s

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Ben Franklin

American scientist, politician, inventor, Founding Father

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John Calvin

French pastor who started Calvinism during the Protestant Reformation

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Jean de Crevecoeur

French-American writer who wrote Letters from an American Farmer

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John Adams

1st Vice President of the United States, 2nd President of the United States who was a diplomat and lawyer

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The Mayflower

The Pilgrim ship that carried the Pilgrims from England to Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts

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Puritanism

English Protestants who were persecuted by the Church of England, led by the English monarch

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Patrick Henry

A Virginian orator during the American Revolution who said, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"

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Plymouth

The colony founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims in Massachusetts

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Enlightenment

European intellectual movement during the 1600s and 1700s that favored reason

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George Washington

1st President of the United States who served as General of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War

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Puritan ethic

Concept stating that hard work shows if a person is going to be saved by God

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Thomas Jefferson

3rd President of the United States, main writer of the Declaration of Independence

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Thomas Paine

Political author of the American Revolution, author of Common Sense

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Cotton Mather

New England Puritan minister who was involved in the Salem Witch Trials

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Jonathan Edwards

Great Awakening theologian

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Isaac Newton

English physicist and mathematician